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Learn more about Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a global issue. The more we all educate ourselves about what human trafficking is, how to identify it, how to help others, and how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from human trafficking, the safer we can make our community. If you are interested in learning more about human trafficking and what you can do, refer to the sources below.

The Missouri Attorney General Task Force

The Missouri Attorney General Task Force provides ways to get involved, training videos, resources, and news about human trafficking in Missouri.

THE JUST ASK PREVENTION PROJECT TO END TEEN SEX TRAFFICKING

This is a Northern Virginia campaign against teen sex trafficking.  The website is filled with useful information for teens, parents and communities.

GLOBAL SLAVERY INDEX

This is the first edition of the Global Slavery Index produced by the Walk Free Foundation and its partners. It is the first Index of its kind – providing an estimate, country by country, of the number of people living in modern slavery today.

THE ALLIANCE TO END SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Friend to Friend provides a few tips on how to keep your child safe and prevent them from human trafficking.

COMMON MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

This sheet is a list of red flag you can keep in mind when encountering possible victims of human trafficking.

VICTIMS DON’T SELF IDENTIFY

This is another list of red flags that can help when encountering a possible victim of human trafficking.

A MESSAGE TO TEENS: 10 TIPS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST TRAFFICKERS

There are ways to protect yourself, or your child, from becoming a victim of a sex trafficker. Familiarize yourself with the following ten tips; share them with friends.

“FIVE DAYS, FIVE VOICES | HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN AMERICA” – HYE SOO NAH – FALL 2011

“This multimedia story investigates deeper into the issue of human trafficking through a series of interviews with five people who are working to combat and raise awareness on human trafficking” –Hye Soo Nah

“TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION ACT PASSES SENATE” -ATEST- FEBRUARY 12, 2013

The U.S. Senate voted today 95-3 to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the United States’ most important tool in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

“TVPRA PASSES HOUSE, NOW IT’S OFF TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK” – ATEST- FEBRUARY 28, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass a Senate-approved version of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), paving the way for President Obama to sign into law the United States’ most important tool in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Recommended Reading

  • Trafficked – Sophie Hayes
  • The Locust Effect – Gary A. Haugen
  • Good News About Injustice – Gary A. Haugen
  • The Slave Next Door – Theresa Flores
  • God in a Brothel – Daniel Walker

American Psychological association report of the task on the trafficking of women and girls

Executive summary of APA Report 

APA Full report 

Unicef human trafficking fact sheet

UNICEF compiled a fact sheet about human trafficking in the US and ways that you can help. If you are interested in learning more about human trafficking and things you can do to take action, view the PDF or visit their website.

Human Trafficking Videos

“Not For Sale… The Documentary”

Martina Vandenberg Lecture: “Human Trafficking: Ending the Myths, Confronting the Realities”

“Sold” Anti-Human Trafficking Documentary pt. 1 

“Sold” Anti-Human Trafficking Documentary pt. 2

“For the Record: Human Trafficking in the United States”

Human Trafficking Documentary

CMSHTSC-Paul Pepper Interview with our founder, Nanette

Free “Rescue and Restore” Brochures, Posters, Videos, Etc.

These are free anti-trafficking resources you can use in your next community meeting—courtesy of the U.S. Department of health and human services. These can be used to give away during community hearings and other gatherings to share information with others in your area. The more educated your community is, the more people can identify red flags and risks, and the safer your area will become.

Human Trafficking Cheat Sheet

This fact sheet gives you general information about human trafficking, what it is and who is affected. If you are looking to begin learning about human trafficking and understanding the issue of modern-day slavery, this is a great resource for you.

Potential Trafficking Indicators

This sheet is a list of red flag you can keep in mind when encountering possible victims of human trafficking. No matter your profession, age, or gender, these are great tools to keep in mind in case you ever encounter victims. Your action could be the difference between freedom and slavery for someone.

National Organizations

POLARIS PROJECT

This is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to combating human trafficking through policy advocacy and public outreach. The Polaris Project has a national human trafficking hotline that connects victims and community members to information and services.

TRUCKERS AGAINST TRAFFICKING

Truckers Against Trafficking is a national organization that exists to educate, equip, empower, and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.

THE ALLIANCE TO END SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a United States-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

FREE THE SLAVES

Free the Slaves liberates slaves, helps them rebuild their lives, and changes the economic, legal and social systems that allow modern slavery to exist.

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION (IJM)

Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with offices around the world, IJM secures justice for victims of modern-day slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression.

END CHILD PROSTITUTION AND TRAFFICKING

(ECPAT-USA): ECPAT-USA is a leading child rights organization dedicated to ensuring that all children are able to live free from commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

COALITION TO ABOLISH SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING (CAST)

CAST, based in Los Angeles, provides comprehensive social and legal services to survivors of all forms of human trafficking in the United States. It also conducts extensive outreach, advocacy, and training efforts based on a survivor-centered approach to ending modern-day slavery.


In 2018, the Department of Homeland Security opened 849 investigations related to human trafficking